Lee H. Rentz - SOCKEYE SALMON 1: Following a Primal Urge
Every four years, there is a big Sockeye Salmon run on the Adams River in British Columbia, which is followed by three years of much smaller runs. I took this photograph in 2010, a banner year when the run was the biggest in 100 years. Scientists think that a volcanic eruption in Alaska fertilized the ocean habitat of the salmon, which allowed their food–zooplankton–to thrive, resulting in strong and powerful salmon.
I photographed for four days, and got some of the best photographs of my life. To see a spectacular event like this one is simply astounding!
Location: Adams River, Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Size: 14.25 x 21”
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